In episode eight, we’re joined by Katie Lumsden, a librarian from New Zealand who specialises in supporting dyslexic patrons. She chats about her own experiences growing up dyslexic and gives us tips for how to make books accessible for dyslexic readers.
In this episode we discuss:
- Live gritter tracking in Scotland
- Hi-Lo / High-Low / High-interest, Low-readability books
- Christchurch City Libraries
- Guidelines for Library Services to Persons with Dyslexia – Best practice
- British Dyslexia Association Style Guide
- Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) with Tim Berners-Lee
- LIANZA 2017 presentation by Katie Lumsden – How to support people with dyslexia to use your library: It’s more than Readers Advisory and Hi-Lo books
- Visualisation of what dyslexia looks like for Katie
Find and contact Katie through Twitter @KatieLumsdenNZ
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Sally & Amy
Music by Richard Frohlich